May 14: Training for CHWs: Helping Teens Manage their Asthma

While teens are becoming increasingly independent, they still need help and support as they learn to take on greater responsibility in managing their asthma. We will discuss strategies for educating and communicating with teens as well as the challenges for managing their asthma.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand psychosocial development of adolescence.
  • Appreciate the unique issues that influence medication adherence in teens with asthma.
  • Learn about co-morbidities among teens with asthma.
  • Develop strategies for improving asthma management for teens.​

 DPH’s Asthma Prevention and Control Program is offering a teen module for Asthma Home Visiting CHWs on Monday, May 14th from 9:30am - 4:30pm at the Center for Health Impact (35 Harvard Street, Worcester MA). Please reach out to Ashley Stewart ( Ashley.Stewart@state.ma.us ) with any questions.